Posted 4 months ago

Search / SEO / SEM Manager

  • Digital


  • Full Time

    Full Time

  • Colchester, Essex

    Colchester, Essex


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job description

Below is a list of the usual responsibilities, but we’re open-minded for the right person

Experience in both B2C & B2B markets

Brainstorm and generate new and creative growth strategies

Deliver content and trend strategies to editorial teams

Deliver technical audits of existing brands

Track KPIs to assess performance and pinpoint issues

Ensure future builds and built with best practices

Produce reports and dashboards for stakeholders

Suggest and develop new campaigns across multiple channels

Whilst the focus is on Organic Search and PPC isn’t a prerequisite, it’ll certainly help:

Monitor budget and adjust bids to gain better ROI

Plan, launch and optimise PPC campaigns, paid social media campaigns, and display advertising campaigns

Oversee accounts on search platforms (e.g. Google AdWords, Facebook, Bing)

Write attractive and concise copy for adverts

Plan, execute, and measure experiments and tests


Proven working experience in digital marketing

Demonstrable experience leading and managing SEO and SEM

Highly creative and experienced in identifying new audiences and niches

Experienced in optimising landing pages and user funnels

Solid knowledge of Google Analytics, Goal Tracking, Google Tag Manager, SEO Moz, DeepCrawl and Ahrefs.

Strong analytical skills and data-driven thinking

Up-to-date with the latest trends and best practices in online marketing and measurement


3+ years experience in Google Analytics
3+ years experience in SEO
1 year experience in Google Tag Manager


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  • Up to 25 days annual leave per year(starting at 20 days and incrementally increasing after two years' and five years' service)
  • Free annual eye tests
  • Workplace pension scheme
  • Annual staff events
  • Regular charity inter-department events
  • Generous Health Cash Plan
  • Up to 9.5% Pension Contribution
  • Death in Service payout scheme
  • Health Club discounts including Pure Gym and David Lloyd
  • Cycle to work scheme with secure onsite bike storage
  • Groupwide discounts for products and services from DC Thomson brands
  • In addition to annual leave entitlement, your Birthday off after your first year.
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Submit your CV to us using the form. If you have any questions about a role, or simply want to check that we have received your application, just get in touch!

Head of Talent
Tel: 01206 508 626
Mobile: 07786 002 237